Store workers shocked after armed robbery in Larne
Employees at Larne’s stores remained in shock after reporting an armed robbery on Friday evening.
Officers are investigating the incident in which a man armed with a suspected gun entered a store on Gloucester Avenue at around 8:45 p.m. and pointed the gun at staff.
After asking for money, he was given a sum of money, the man left the store.
Police said staff members were “shocked” after the incident but were not physically injured.
The man was described as being around 5’9 ” tall with brown eyes and dark eyebrows and also wore a gray hooded top, gray joggers, black scarf and blue medical gloves.
He also reportedly spoke with a local accent.
An article on the store’s Facebook page said they were “totally sickened” by the incident and that two female staff, including a 16-year-old, were left “seriously shaken”.
The post added: “We are proud to be building Gloucester Avenue as a local community store, so feel really saddened today.”
Anyone with relevant information was told to call Ballymena detectives on 101, citing the 2003 reference number for September 9.
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